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Examples of an ATV, OHM, UTV, and a snowmobile

According to New Mexico law, an OHV is a motor vehicle designed for operation exclusively off the highway or road and includes the following.

  • All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV)–any motor vehicle designed for travel over unimproved terrain that is 50 inches or less in width, weighs 1,000 pounds or less, has three or more low-pressure tires, has a seat designed to be straddled by the operator and has handlebar-type steering control
  • Off-Highway Motorcycle (OHM)–any motor vehicle designed for travel over unimproved terrain on no more than two tires that has a saddle for the operator's seat and handlebar-type steering control
  • Snowmobile–any motor vehicle designed for travel on snow or ice and steered and supported in whole or in part by skis, belts, cleats, runners or low-pressure tires
  • Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle (ORVs, UTVs or mule-type vehicles)–any motor vehicle designed for travel on four or more non-highway tires, that is 80 inches or less in width, weighs 1,750 pounds or less, has an operating speed greater than 35 mph, has non-straddle seating, and a steering wheel for steering control